Sweet Holiday Wishes!

December 23, 2015

Wow, Christmas is literally less than two days away. Time does fly even though there have been many times this year when I thought otherwise, hah!

2015 has been tremendously wonderful: M and I got married in one of the best beaches in the world, we traveled to Europe, we moved into our own cozy apartment, I enrolled in yoga teacher training, met friends for keeps, and now I'm making my own espresso in my own little machine (oh joy!). Of course it hasn't been all rainbows and butterflies (duh, e.g. weddings bring out the crazy in people) but one of the things that I am most thankful for this year is the path of self-discovery that it led me to.

Anyway, before I get all mushy and cheesy and shiz, one of the things I love about the holidays is that I have an excuse to bake (and experiment) a lot. That was not the smoothest segue right there, but moving on... I like sending baked goodies as gifts to friends, the only thing I do not like is the kitchen clean-up that needs to be done afterwards. Hehe. By the time this article is posted, these goodie bags would have already been received by the intended recipients and the only thing I hope for is that they enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them. *cheeseballs alert*

On another note, it's been quite a long time since I decorated for the holidays and with everything that happened this year, I felt like this year was a good year to start the decorating tradition again. I was so happy when we got our first real tree and our first real poinsettia! Eeeeek! Nothing fancy, just a little something-something to bring some holiday cheer into our home.

The tree topper (as seen below) was actually just a placeholder until we bought a "proper" one. I just made a star out of reeds from a reed diffuser and then wrapped it in fairy lights. It looks weird but then I thought it seems like a good reminder that "weird and imperfect" is okay (something I struggled with for my entire life, being the perfectionist that I am), so I kept it. Weird and imperfect can be beautiful. :) Oh and look at that macaron ornament I found in Sur la Table! Isn't it the cutest???

With all of that being said (I don't even know if anything made sense), I wish you all sweet and warm holidays!

From my little family to yours, MERRY CHRISTMAS! Whatever the holiday season means to you, whatever holiday you celebrate, may your heart be filled with joy, peace, and love.


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